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Lobos in 5th Place at NCAA Ski Championships
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  03/12/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

March 12, 2009

  • Live Results from Maine

    BLACK MOUNTAIN/SUNDAY RIVER, Maine --- After a day of weather delays, the 2009 NCAA Ski Championships got underway on Thursday in Maine. The University of New Mexico ski team is in fifth place after four events with 277 points, 53 points behind the leader, Denver, with 330. The Lobo women had a strong showing in giant slalom and 5-kilometer classical behind the second-place finishes of juniors Estelle Pecherand-Charmet and Polina Ermoshina.

    The Alpine women won the team title in giant slalom with 115 points. Pecherand-Charmet was the national runner-up in the event with a combined time of 2:36.30, followed by freshman Stefanie Demetz in fifth with a time of 2:37.12. Junior Malin Hemmingsson placed 11th in the event. For Pecherand-Charmet and Demetz, it is their first All-America honors at UNM.

    Ermoshina, the only Lobo women's Nordic skier, pulled her weight by finishing second in the 5K classical race for the second year in a row. Ermoshina picked up 47 points, in the new scoring system, for the Lobos with a time of 13:58.9.

    The Alpine men did not fair as well finishing 12th as a team in giant slalom with 35 points. Freshmen Nikolai Herlofson Finne and Petter Brenna were in third and fourth places after the first run, but caught a tough break and had to hike down to finish the second run, dropping them down to 33rd and 32nd places. Sophomore Thomas Schwab placed 20th for the Lobos.

    Sophomore Martin Kaas earned his first All-America finish in NCAA competition with an eighth-place finish in the men's 10-kilometer classical race with a time of 24:56.4. Kaas finished just ahead of Lobo junior Tor-Hakon Hellebostad in ninth, his second classical All-America finish, with a time of 25:01.6. Sophomore Simon Reissmann finished in 24th place to round out the team scoring.

    Competition continues on Friday, March 13, with the men's and women's slalom at Sunday River Resort. The championships are scheduled to conclude on Saturday, March 14, with the men's and women's freestyle races.

    2009 UNM All-America finishes
    Women's Giant Slalom - Estelle Pecherand-Charmet, Stefanie Demetz
    Women's 5K Classic - Polina Ermoshina
    Men's 10K Classic - Martin Kaas, Tor-Hakon Hellebostad

    UNM Individual Results
    Women's Giant Slalom

    2. Estelle Pecherand-Charmet - 2:36.30
    5. Stefanie Demetz - 2:37.12
    11. Malin Hemmingsson - 2:37.64

    Men's Giant Slalom
    20. Thomas Schwab - 2:35.88
    32. Petter Brenna - 2:50.06
    33. Nikolai Herlofson Finne - 3:01.78

    Women's 5K Classic
    2. Polina Ermoshina - 13:58.9

    Men's 10K Classic
    8. Martin Kaas - 24:56.4
    9. Tor-Hakon Hellebostad - 25:01.6
    24. Simon Reissmann - 25:38.8

    Current Team Standings - through 4 events
    1. Denver - 330 points
    2. Vermont - 327
    3. Utah - 317.5
    4. Colorado - 299
    5. New Mexico - 277
    6. Alaska-Anchorage - 276
    7. Dartmouth - 261.5
    8. Middlebury - 229
    9. New Hampshire - 195
    10. Nevada - 138
    11. Northern Michigan - 105
    12. Colby - 96
    13. Williams - 81
    14. St. Lawrence - 75
    15. Bates - 72
    16. Alaska-Fairbanks - 62
    17. Michigan Tech - 51
    18. Montana State - 28
    19. Wisconsin-Green Bay - 18
    20. St. Michael's - 10
    21. Gustavus Adolphus - 7
    22. St. Scholastica - 3

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